Britain’s Influence On India

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Britain’s Influence On India

  1. 1. Kunal Wagle BRITAIN’S INFLUENCE ON INDIA
  2. 2. THE HISTORY The British Empire in  India was also called the British “Raj”. The Raj lasted from  1858 to 1947 The East India  Company lost control in 1858 after a century
  3. 3. THE RAJ When the Raj was formed in 1858 the British  fought in what was called the Great Rebellion This lasted nearly two years and cost the  British £36 million. Raj means in Hindi “to rule” or “kingdom” 
  4. 4. THE PARTITION (I.E. THE END OF THE EMPIRE) Pakistan was made in  order to be a Muslim country. India chose to be a  Secular country
  5. 5. THE INFLUENCE
  6. 6. ARCHITECTURE AND RAILWAYS
  7. 7. THE RAILWAYS OF INDIA
  8. 8. ARCHITECTURE
  9. 9. THE MINISTRIES’ OFFICES
  10. 10. ARCHITECTURE
  11. 11. THE VICTORIA MEMORIAL
  12. 12. THE INFLUENCE
  13. 13. LEGAL SYSTEM The Indians have been following the British  Legal System This makes it easier to do business with  International industries This is because a lot of countries understand  and use the British Legal System
  14. 14. THE INFLUENCE
  15. 15. INDIAN SPORT (CRICKET) Cricket was introduced  to the Indians via the British while the empire still stood Now cricket is the main  sport in India with the national team being arguably the best in the world.
  16. 16. THE INFLUENCE
  17. 17. POVERTY It took a long time for the  Indians to come out of poverty (they still are in poverty) This was because of the  License Raj, which meant that permission was needed for certain law changes The British looted many natural  resources including cotton and wool A very notable jewel taken from  the Indians was the jewel in the Imperial Crown Of India
  18. 18. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE The two official languages in India are Hindi  and English  English is one of the business languages of the world and therefore makes trading much easier.  80% of the Indian population will know how to speak English  It is the language taught in schools in India

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